Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program


The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program provides four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians and dentists from historically underrepresented groups. The longstanding program seeks to increase the number of senior-level physicians and dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in academic medicine and dentistry. Up to nine research awards are given each year, and scholars devote four consecutive years to basic/biomedical, clinical, or health services/epidemiology research.
The award facilitates the transition of newly-trained clinicians who wish to develop into independent investigators. Scholars receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities. During their time, scholars study and conduct research in association with a senior faculty member located at an academic medical or dental center noted for the training of young faculty. Scholars must identify a prospective mentor who has substantial research experience and who is willing to provide guidance for their research training.
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program opened doors in 1983 to its first cohort of eight physicians. Today, 250 alumni later, the program has graduates who are full professors, chairs of departments, leaders of Institutes within the National Institutes of Health, and stellar scholars, nationally and internationally known for their enormously valuable contributions to the fields of biomedical research, clinical investigation, and health services research. Read more about how the program has been “Changing the Face of American Medicine” since 1983.


Applicants must be physicians or dentists who are:

  • From historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial or educational).
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories at the time of application.
  • Completing or have completed their formal clinical training, with preference being given to physicians and dentists who have recently completed their formal clinical training.

For More Information

Web site: www.amfdp.org

E-mail: amfdp@indiana.edu

Phone: (317) 278-0500